25 October 2012

An Easy-to-Make Gift Box

Happy Thursday!

This gift to self has proven to be a smart purchase. I've used it to make different kinds of stationery. Let's see how we can use it to embellish a plain box.

First, we'll need to make the box. We'll need two sheets of paper, ideally card stock. Trim both sheets to make an 8 inch by 8 inch square.

Position a ruler on top of the page. At the 2 inch mark, mark the paper from top to bottom by scoring {use a bone folder, popsicle stick or a pen with no ink, with the aid of another ruler}. Do the same at the 6 inch mark. Rotate the paper 90 degrees. Score again at the 2 inch and 6 inch mark. You'll have what appears to be a tic-tac-toe pattern.  

Make slits {with scissors}  at the four edges and fold. 

 Glue the edges together and TADA! -- the box bottom is made!

Do the same for the other sheet but don't assemble it yet. 

This is the top of the box that we'll decorate using the craft punch. Position the paper in between the top and bottom parts of the craft punch, let the magnets click, and press down {works best on a hard surface}.

 Once the design is made, link the edges together to form the box. Seal with glue.

 A gift box that's easy to make...TADA!

Tuck the gift in colored tissue paper for an element of surprise,
and to keep it from moving around inside the box.

Use the gift tag we made on Monday to add a sweet message.
How's that for blah to TADA!?

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